RADAR SYSTEMS

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RADAR SYSTEMS
Teaching
RADAR SYSTEMS
Subject area
ING-INF/03
Reference degree course
AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
Course type
Master's Degree
Credits
6.0
Teaching hours
Frontal Hours: 54.0
Academic year
2021/2022
Year taught
2021/2022
Course year
1
Language
ENGLISH
Curriculum
CURRICULUM AEROSPACE SYSTEMS
Reference professor for teaching
RICCI Giuseppe
Location
Brindisi

Teaching description

Knowledge (at an undergraduate level) of Signal and Systems and Probability Theory is highly desirable

A review of basic concepts from signal and systems.

Generalities on radar signal processing.

The radar equation.

Electromagnetic propagation in real atmosphere.

Transmitting and receiving antennas.

Radar cross section of a target.

Clutter characteristics.

A review from probability theory.

Detection theory and CFAR techniques.

Ambiguity function of basic signals.

Accuracy of radar measurements.

Moving target indicator.

 

Overview.

An introduction to the main concepts of radar systems with emphasis on radar signal processing.

Learning Outcomes.

Knowledge and understanding

After the course the student should be able to describe the main blocks of a radar systems, signal and interference models, link budget analysis, application of detection theory to the design of a radar receiver, CFAR techniques, ambiguity function and measurement accuracy, the concept of moving target indicator.

Applying knowledge and understanding

After the course the student should be able to evaluate the performance parameters of a radar system for simplified scenarios.

Making judgements

Students should acquire the ability to compare pros and cons of different approaches to the solution of a specific problem through examples and problems.

Communication

The ability to communicate should be acquired by discussing a specific topic with a good balance of mathematical rigor and physical insights.

Learning skills

Selected problems will be proposed that require elaborating on introduced concepts and methods, also with the help of selected readings suggested by the instructor (from the list of references). Identifying solutions to non trivial problems will be  important to be ready for autonomous lifelong learning.

Lectures, assigned homeworks, solution to proposed problems, and computer projects.

Oral exam

Radar Principles by Nadav Levanon, John Wiley & Sons, 1988.

Handouts (in progress).

Semester
First Semester (dal 20/09/2021 al 17/12/2021)

Exam type
Compulsory

Type of assessment
Oral - Final grade

Course timetable
https://easyroom.unisalento.it/Orario

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